Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Our wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in our wines. To capture variety, vintage and vineyard requires and enlightened approach.
“When I see a weed I see the Devil” is an old grower’s mantra, but we encourage the humble Dandelion amongst the vines as they suppress winter weeds, provide mulch in summer, and their Wishing Clocks to blow off in Spring.
Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards and vignerons. Our wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of our heirloom vineyards with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking.
Whole bunches were harvested from our vineyard, and were hand selected and picked on the Tuesday the 15th March, in the cool of early morning before sunrise then destemmed in small batches without crushing the fruit to fill our press exactly. The free run juice was then fermented in small stainless steel tanks between 11 and 14 degrees Celsius until dry. The finished wine was bottled with minimal filteration to ensure th true flavour of the grape shines through in the wine.
Distinctive green tinged hue to pale straw. Intense bouquet of fresh-cut Barlett pear and clingstone peach accented by citrus blossom and soft floral notes. Fresh, grainy acidity is complimented with juicy Nashi pear, Honeydew melon and lemon sherbert flavours all entwined with a middle palate viscosity that makes it both refreshing, soft and juicy.
Right now. Well chilled;whilst eating chilled melon and proscuito, linguini pesci and a second bottle on ice.
Elena Brooks BSc (Oneology) Adelaide
TA: 6.23 g/L
RS: 2.9 g/L
Wish you were here. Carl Lindner & Brad Rey, Vignerons, Zar Brooks, Typist, Elena Brooks, Winemaker